Symptomatic stroke complicating central skull base osteomyelitis following otitis media in a 2-year old boy: Case report and review of the literature.

International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology

PubMedID: 27619045

Kilich E, Dwivedi R, Segal S, Jayawant S, Sadarangani M. Symptomatic stroke complicating central skull base osteomyelitis following otitis media in a 2-year old boy: Case report and review of the literature. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2016;89140-4.
We describe the youngest case to date of a 2 year old child who developed central skull base osteomyelitis (SBO) initially presenting with a fever, vomiting and sore throat. An extremely rare complication of mastoiditis following otitis media in children is SBO which can present with non-specific symptoms. This report describes the first case of symptomatic ischaemic stroke secondary to SBO in an immunocompetent child. We review the literature of the management and the potential cerebrovascular complications of central SBO in children secondary to otolaryngological infection.